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Cathy Riley, MPhil
Strategic Partnerships Director

Cathy is a sustainable development professional and organisational leader with over twenty years experience in a variety of contexts. Her most recent background is working in international development on programme delivery and policy design for development and humanitarian response initiatives. Cathy also has previous experience in public behaviour change campaigning and socio-economic impact assessment of large-scale investments. She has lived and worked in South Africa, Ethiopia, Nepal, Mozambique and the UK, and has a deep commitment to addressing injustice and delivering services to benefit the most vulnerable in society.

As Strategic Partnerships Director at Flowminder, Cathy is responsible for resource mobilisation, building strategic alliances and oversight of key programme activities including Flowminder’s flagship Data for Good Partnership programme in Ghana and capacity strengthening work to support use of non-traditional data sources in low and middle-income countries, to enable evidence-based decision making by governments, NGOs and other actors. As a member of the senior leadership team, she is also responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the organisation, supporting organisational development and building teams.

At Flowminder, she enjoys the people, the work, the quality of the products delivered, and the potential for impact.